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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Libros Schmibros at the UCLA Hammer Museum UPDATE: 9/3/11

Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights

UPDATE 9/3/11: The Los Angeles Times ran this article on the program on September 2, 2011.

I received an email today (August 24, 2011) about an interesting program coming to UCLA's art museum in Westwood Village.  I thought I'd pass it on to you.

Libros Schmibros, the Boyle Heights nonprofit lending library and used-book shop, will bring a version of the literary center to the Hammer Museum via A.I.R., the Museum’s Public Engagement artist-in-residence program.
The Grand Opening and Book Drive takes place Saturday, August 27, 11am-7pm. Visitors receive free museum admission with the donation of books. Click here for a list of desired titles.
During the residency all visitors are welcome to borrow books for free or to keep one if they prefer. In the latter case, Libros Schmibros suggests a donation of half the cover price, except for Westwood and Boyle Heights residents, who are invited to donate just a dollar.
For more information follow this link to the Hammer press release and this link to the Hammer program page  about the museums's Libros Schmibros public events.

Where is the Hammer?  Here is a information about visiting the Hammer, including location and directions.  The Hammer is free for students with ID, UCLA faculty and staff, military personnel, veterans, and visitors 17 and under accompanied by an adult.  It is free for all visitors on Thursdays.

Where is the great Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights? Here is a link to its address and a map to the store.

Has anyone been to Libros Schmibros?  The Hammer?  Anyone interested in going?  Field trip?  Lunch?  Movie?  Go ahead and leave a comment.

UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood Village


  1. Wouldn't the dean have to approve of the field trip? Sorry for being a smarty pants. I'm just trying to get the conversation rolling. I already completed my homework so now I'm bored. Time to read for recreation or play pokemon...

    Heidi Martorano
    English 1A

  2. Hello Heidi,
    Thanks for your comment and getting things rolling.

    No worries about getting permission on this one. I can explain later. We did, however, get the OK on the LACMA trip. Why? I'm not asking the school for any money to support the trip and it ties into our class studies.

    Back to Libros: I hope somebody goes. I want to get over there myself and to the Hammer before the exhibition, installation, whatever they call it, closes.

    Ah, pokemon, always a good choice . . .

    --Christopher McCabe

  3. Really? PCC is getting tight with their pocketbook then. I recently went on a field trip to LACMA, and they paid for admission. Although, It was for an art class. Maybe that's why they splurged. Been there done that, but it's going to be fun to go again. I didn't get a chance to see the Tim Burton exhibit, and my friend wants to go too. Other than that, their collection is quite pitiful. Keep in mind that that's just my opinion. :D

    Oh and I was wondering, can I be your maid? And will you get angry if I design a t-shirt that says, "Will work for ice cream."?

    Your highly esteemed student,
    Heidi Martorano(You can delete me if you please)
    English 1A

  4. Hey guys and by guys I mean all of you. I just became a writer so check out my blog at

    Note to professor: I'm not trying to steal your readers.

    Heidi Martorano
    English 1A